Wine and Cheese Appetizers

wine and cheese appetizer recipes from @createdbydiane 

I love appetizers,

is it just me or do you sometimes want to make a whole meal out of them?

I don’t think I’m alone.

The next time you are in need of a really great appetizer…

you HAVE to try this.

Was that too pushy? Sorry. I get a little pushy when I LOVE something.

These were loved by all and I’ve made many batches. They all went very quickly!

how to make wine and cheese appetizers

Since sausage is a little slippery I tossed them in a little flour so the batter would stick (when I didn’t the batter seemed to slide right off the pieces of sausage) then dip them into the batter and then into the fryer (or pot of hot oil) I think I need a deep fryer…really!


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5 from 1 vote

Wine and Cheese Appetizers


  • 2 links Farmer John Wine and Cheese Sausage
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup pancake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • oil for frying


  • cut each sausage link into 10 pieces
  • heat oil to 350 degrees ( I used a 2 quart saucepan and added three inches of oil
  • while the oil is heating toss the sliced sausage pieces in flour
  • when the oil reaches 350 degrees
  • mix together the pancake mix and water (you'll want it to be a little on the thick side)
  • dip each piece of sausage in batter and then fry them until they are golden brown and cooked through (about 2 minutes)
  • don't overcrowd that pan fry a few at a time
  • drain them on paper towel
  • serve warm



Now onto the sauce…

oh how I love creamy cheesy sauces

and dipping is always a given when it comes to appetizers, right?

wine and cheese dip @createdbydiane


simply heat up some wine, brie and cream cheese with a little olive oil and you will have a sauce that is not only super-delicious on these sausage appetizers, it’s delicious on pasta too. I’ve even been known to slather some of it cold on crusty bread, yes it’s THAT good!

The combination of wine and brie together is irresistible.

Don’t you just love when two flavors are a perfect pair.

I was surprised to even my fussy eater loved it. He kept grabbing handfuls of the sausage bites, that is one reason I kept having to make more. I can see in the next few years he will be eating me out of the house.  I served the sauce over pasta for him with a vegetable and he loved that too. Which means you don’t need to think this will be just for the adults.



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5 from 1 vote

Wine and Cheese dip


  • 6 oz white wine I used chardonnay
  • 4 oz brie cheese cut into pieces
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Heat wine, brie and cream cheese along with olive oil over medium heat stirring occasionally until it comes to a boil
  • strain any of the brie's rind that doesn't cook down
  • transfer the hot cheese dip to a serving dish
  • enjoy hot (for dipping items into) or cold (it's smooth and creamy an able to spread on crackers or bread)



Wine and cheese appetizers from @createdbydiane


I love that everything I need to make this eye-catching appetizer can be kept on hand. Whether it’s game day or you just in need of a great snack, this will be everyone’s new favorite!






  1. I can totally make a whole meal out of wine and appetizers! I have two bottles of wine in my pantry right now. Now I just need to make these appetizers ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Diane, i have to admit to drooling when i saw these in my feed the first time around . . . and i’m drooling now seeing the recipe; as my mother-in-law would say, ‘take two, they’re small!’

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